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 Post subject: Specialized hardrock
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:22 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Just bought this hardrock in black and yellow, this has always been my favourite color scheme and have waited for one to come up for sale and found this one for 25 quid

Got it home and there are a few issues. But it's a nice little project to add to the 2 other projects I have ongoing lol

The frame is tired (as you can imagine)
Bars are non standard which I don't like
Wheels are buckled. But I think they are also non standard
And new cables needed for the brakes
Seat post worn
Seat is rubbish


But as I waited for so long for one to come along, I think i would have bought this if it was a death trap

Question I wanted t ask is... Is it possible have a frame powder coated in the same scheme and where would be the best place toget decals

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Staniland


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:58 pm 
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any ideas?

someone pointed me to a custom painter but im thinking this is an expensive route to go down.

heres another pic for some inspiration


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:33 pm 
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decals would be gil_m on here.

as for paint/powdercoaters...send a few shots to some likely locals from your yellow pages/google and see what they come back with


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:48 am 
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This is the bike now. Might have to swap the rear wheel out because I was planning on a rear disc but the mount looks very odd and isn't international standard. Anyone shed any light on this? I will upload a pic later


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:04 am 
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Staniland wrote:
This is the bike now. Might have to swap the rear wheel out because I was planning on a rear disc but the mount looks very odd and isn't international standard. Anyone shed any light on this? I will upload a pic later

Gil is the go to man for decals as said above, drop him a pm. Powdercoating is relatively expensive, especially for a two colour replica like that - is your paint that bad? Looks ok in photos albeit sometimes paint photographs better than it actually is.

A close up pic would help identify your disc brake mount query :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:20 am 
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If your looking at the lugs on the chainstays they aint mouts for a disc their for racks & panniers. Hence why they are on both sides.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:21 pm 
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That's that cleared up then. I though that i might be out of luck. I've heard of some contraptions you can buy Anyone know about these?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:59 pm 
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Nice bike love the colour


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:43 pm 
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Just ordered a a2z disc mount, anyone has any experience with these? Knowing my luck. I'll have sme issues with it. It's all a big learning curve


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:49 pm 
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Pulled these off the hardrock before I singlespeed'd it. Obviously have both. Seem to be in good working order. How much could I make off them. I'm guessing pittance


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